Has ANYONE checked to see if Heath Slater can actually walk? Anyone? … Someone? …
Tonight’s RAW has actually already been pretaped – as it emanated LIVE from the O2 Arena in London. Yes, I am aware spoilers are available. But that defeats the purpose of ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!!
Don’t be that guy.
There is a lot to look forward to tonight! Primarily, European crowds are awesome. Most fans are really dialed into the quality of the live arena crowd at RAW and Smackdown after experiencing a dead crowd in Buffalo some weeks back, and the outrageous crowd on RAW post-Wrestlemania. They may have botched the whole dubya-dubya-2 thing, but Europe really has their crowd participation down solid.
Also in que for tonight (see what I did there?)…
THE BROTHERS OF DESTRUCTION are reuniting!
One of the top Tag-Teams of all time are uniting with the current Team Hell No iteration and will be taking on the Shield in 6-man tag action.
Brock Lesnar stole all of the attention off of Triple H regarding his WM29 win by way of assassinating 3MB.
What will be The Game’s response? He’s in London ya know!
CM Punk walked out on RAW last week with a shoulder shrug and a brother hug with Paul Heyman.
Will he show up tonight – or will Paul explain his absence, of that which will be quite noticeable.
Jack Swagger, for all of his decrees, has lost to everyone. Is he out of the World Heavyweight Title hunt?
If so, who is in? Is it Alberto Del Rio – or someone who has yet to be named?
Will John Cena have a response to Ryback allowing the champ to be dismantled by the Shield?
So many wrinkles here. WWE.com is teasing a possible fourth member of the Shield. Is this just conjecture, or is there one more person waiting to be added to this stable?
Hang with us tonight @dukeswrestling as we discuss all this, and nothing else whatsoever!
We all know how epic the crowd interactions were at last nights RAW. It was clear, the audience was completely dialed in and the left over Wrestlemania crowd really had a chance to shine in the smaller enclosed IZOD Center arena.
So give the people EXACTLY what they want. And it was just a step-wise progression of marking out from there.
First, they went insane when Daniel Bryan came out. The core crowds always do.
When the Shield interrupted the Undertaker – we really thought we were going to get the Old Guard getting worked over by the New. Then hellfire and brimstone rained down and the Brothers of Destruction were united once more. And the above segment was a strong competitor for the highlight of the night.
If this gift from the Wrestling Gods (yes JBL included) was not enough – the entire bit was capped off with this pose: Continue reading →
As you can see above, It was just announced via CM Punk’s twitter feed (@CMPunk) that Living Colour will be on hand at Wrestlemania to play Punk’s now-iconic entrance music, “Cult of Personality.” This was also confirmed by the band’s twitter feed (@livingcolour). Living Colour is scheduled to play New York on April 6th, so them stopping by to support the man who brought their song to an entirely new audience makes a lot of sense.
It’s great to see CM Punk get the superstar entrance he deserves on the grandest stage of all. Though many were disappointed that CM Punk lost the WWE title before he had a chance to defend it at Wrestlemania, putting him in a match against the Undertaker is no mere consolation prize. Having Living Colour play him into the arena is another sign that CM Punk has cemented his place among the company’s elite and will remain there for good.
Also, you have to love the Second City Savoir’s ability to still get in a dig at the Undertaker, as he makes sure to note that Living Colour will be playing him from the ring as well.
In an update on our piece from last night on Paul Bearer’s son’s Facebook reaction to the closing angle on Raw, a WWE representative has reached out to the wrestling news sites making those reports and has released a text message from Michael Moody. It looks like Moody is intending to clear the air on his Facebook message regarding closing segment of Raw.
Lords of Pain has the text:
Hey. I woke up in time to watch the tail end of the show. What you explained would happen happened. Which is fine. Just it was a little difficult to watchit play out. I put a message on Facebook last night saying that we approved it but it wasn’t what I envisioned. That I didn’t have anything to say. Well woke up this morning and that quote is being used all over “media outlets”. For the record. I was fine w it. Was hard to watch but y’all are professionals and I trust.
The build to this match is actually getting very exciting. It seems people are really irked about the whole disgracing of the symbol that is the Urn. Is it stealing the spotlight away from the main event? Well, yeah – kind of.
We are going into the LAST RAW BEFORE WRESTLEMANIA 29, and this should arguably be the biggest broadcast of the year! This is when all tensions boil over and if any tricks have been saved – they will be played…tonight!
Let’s see what we have:
Team Hell No vs Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston
What kind of a factor will AJ Lee be in this match? Will Kaitlyn be at ringside?
Alberto Del Rio vs Jack Swagger
These two keep brawling over every show. It’s about time to find out who can back up their big mouthed counterpart. Oh – don’t forget; Dolph STILL has the Money in the Bank briefcase. I believe the stipulation is the winner has until the following Wrestlemania to cash in. Not much has been made of this on television. Plot thickens. Continue reading →